Travel health update on 19th September 2016

HELLO - this page is just for you!  The content below will be available to you for the next 2 months but please note, it was up to date at the time of the travel health update was delievered but I don't subsequently keep it up to date. Hence after this time this page will be taken 'down' however, all other pages on the website are always available and I try to keep those up to date as much as I can.  

Over the years, I've enjoyed designing 'tools' and resources for health care professionals to use in their daily practice - created to make the process easier.   When using tools such as vaccine and malaria charts, advice leaflets etc. make sure though that you are always using the latest version. I would ask you to read the copyright and disclaimer statements please.

Resources presented mostly in order of presentation - I may have included some items below I didn't discuss on the day but I hope you enjoyed the session!  


Finding your way around and keeping up to date 

  • My Facebook Page (Travel Health Training Ltd) here  (please like!)
  • My Blog here 
  • Practice Nurse Travel Health Update articles here
  • NaTHNaC - to subscribe to alerts and newsletter here and see right hand side of page 
  • If a TRAVAX user click on Account on the top menu and subscribe to news and outbreaks from there
  • To sign up to the Vaccine Update and/or subscribe to updates on other publications such as new chapters of the Green Book
  • For further update learning access the Faculty of Travel Medicine Hub and then please complete the short survey after here.  To see an article about it see here 

Diseases and Vaccine update information 

  • Zika information - all the information can be accessed from the HOT NEWS page
  • WHO Zika app here 
  • Dengue Vaccine information from the WHO here
  • MERS-CoV information from WHO here (including map) and here and NaTHNaC and fitfortravel  
  • Polio information from NaTHNaC here and here and WHO video shown here but look at others too when on the page
  • Recommendation for administering more than one live vaccine see here 
  • WHO Annex of Countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination (11 July 2016) here and outbreak situation details here 
  • Yellow Fever course from Health Protection Scotland (remember this does NOT replace NaTHNaC training if you are a registered Yellow Fever Centre in England, Wales or N. Ireland) see here 
  • ICVP video from NaTNaC here 
  • Green Book chapter for yellow fever here and see chapters 6 and 7 here 
  • Latest information about Yellow Fever published 26th May 2016 here  and 23rd June here 
  • Hepatitis B booster - page 178 of the Green Book here and my blog about hepatitis B with change to the 0, 1 and 2 month schedule here
  • JCVI information here 
  • Links to the immunisation charts for childhood schedules and much more on immunisation topics.  See in particular item no. 3
  • Men ACWY issues detailed in a blog here 
  • Meninigitis certificate for Visa purposes here  
  • Multiple vaccines at the same time here 
  • Japanese encephalitis information from NaTHNaC 
  • Ixiaro SPC from the Electronic Medicines Compendium 
  • Map of endemicity of rabies from the WHO see here
  • Resources for rabies and make sure you scroll right to the bottom of the page
  • Public Health England guidelines on managing rabies post-exposure treatment (April 2016)
  • Public Health England Rabies post exposure risk assessment form and calendar see HERE

Case study extras


  • Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the UK 2015 - see hyperlinked index 
  • Chart for advice for travellers needing malaria chemoprophylaxis while taking warfarin
  • Administering chemoprophlylaxis to children chart in TOOLS item 21 here  and NaTHNaC chart of paediatric doses here 
  • Malaria resources page from the HELP section 

Professional issues

  • Vaccine storage resources from the 'HELP' section of my website (note scroll to bottom of the page!) see here  
  • CQC Nigel’s Surgery: Tips and mythbusters for GP practices see nos. 17 (vaccine storage) and 76 (Waste management)   
  • Waste Management - Blog being written - recheck here 
  • Sub-cut vs intramuscular vaccination paper here 
  • Importance of injecting vaccines into muscle here
  • UK Guidance: Best Practice in Vaccine Administration here  
  • Safety needles from Vaccine update here see page 3
  • Video from National Geographic about contolling pain on vaccination here 
  • FAQ page for prescribing vaccines here  
  • FGM and travel resources 
  • Awareness of Forced Marriage Abroad here 

Snips of information 

  • NEW - resources for a Travel Health Service
  • The Faculty of Travel Medicine Education HUB see here and to complete the survey please here
  • ILGA maps for lesbian and gay rights maps
  • Routine National Immunisation schedule here containing vaccines for those with medical conditions
  • IATA Medical Manual (for fitness to fly from page 51) April 2016 see HERE


    And a little more information!

           Rabies Communication Tool               Malaria E Learning

    • Subscribing to the Green Book, Vaccine Update and other resources see here
    • The Green Book front cover and contents page see here 
    • Department of Health here 
    • Public Health England here 
    • BNF via NICE  here 
    • NaTHNaC for clinical updates here 
    • Off label vaccine leaflets see here 
    • Vaccines stored outside the recommended temperature range see here 
    • EMC website here 

    FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND WWW.JANECHIODINI.CO.UK - remember down the left hand side of the HOME page are images of some of the most useful pages to access directly rather than using the menu at the top.  

    • MANY helpful tools to standardise your service can be found on the tools page - or click on the image of the fruit and cutlery below!  These will include travel risk assessment and management forms (nos. 1 and 2), advice leaflet and post vaccination letter you can customise (nos. 4 and 5), last minute traveller poster (no. 10), bravery certificates (no. 14), poster regarding rabies for reception staff (no. 16) and much much more! 
    • Wanting more education on travel - click the trainig image below 
    • Don't forget the HELP page has loads of resources topic by topic
    • To find the latest item added to this website go to 'What's New' click here or image below right

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